Products & Offerings

The products and services listed below are a great opportunity for you to engage with, and meaningfully support, our Farming For Nature Ambassadors. These are listed under various themes (Food Products, Education, Accommodation and Other) and ordered alphabetically by farmers’ names.

Farming for Nature cannot accept responsibility for the quality of the products or services offered but we are happy to recommend these wonderful Ambassadors to you and we would encourage you to avail of their offers. Don’t forget to tell your friends and also let us know how you get on!

 

Food Products

Beef

  • Clive Bright of Rare Ruminare in Co.Sligo sells 100% grass-fed organic Irish beef from animals that are free to graze on species-rich pastures.  Clive is an FFN Ambassador from 2019, see his farm profile here.  You can buy the beef directly online from here.
  • Darina Allen of Ballymaloe Cookery School in Co.Cork has a farm shop based on her 100 acre farm.  Customers are able to buy beef directly from the farm shop on site.  Darina is a FFN Ambassador from June 2020, see her farm profile here.  For more information see here.
  • Joe and Eileen Condon of Omega Beef Direct in Co.Tipperary sell grass-fed Irish organic Galloway beef fed 100% outside in upland areas.  Joe and Eileen are FFN Ambassadors from 2019, see their farm profile here.  You can buy the beef directly online from here.
  • John McHugh of Clondarrig Community Farm in Co.Laois has 100% forage fed organic (no grain supplements) beef at various stages through the year.  John is an FFN Ambassador from 2020, see his farm profile here.  To contact him through his Facebook page here or contact their website here.
  • Michael Hickey of Gortrua Farm in Co. Tipperary sells 100% grass-fed Irish organic Aberdeen Angus beef.  Michael is an FFN Ambassador from 2019, see his farm profile here.  You can buy the beef directly online from here.
  • Mark and Alison Hurst of Featherfield Farm in Co.Kildare sell  100% grass-fed Irish organic Dexter beef.  Mark and Alison are FFN Ambassadors from 2019, see their farm profile here.  You can buy the beef directly online from here.
  • Sean O’Farrell of Cloncannon BioFarm in Co. Tipperary sells weanlings from his farm.   These are Aberdeen Angus, organic and spring born.   Sean is an FFN Ambassador from 2018, see his farm profile here.  You can buy the weanlings directly from him by contacting Sean on 087 9227957.

Lamb

  • Ailbhe Gerrard of Brookfield Farm in Co. Tipperary has a certified organic sheep flock. She sells full and half lambs directly to customers.  Ailbhe is an FFN honorary Ambassador from 2019, see her farm profile here.  You can buy the lamb directly online from here.
  • Calvey Family of Achill Mountain Lamb in Co.Mayo sell mountain fed lamb products from their farm and neighbours’ farms.  Martina and her family were FFN Ambassadors from 2018, see their farm profile here.  You can buy the lamb directly online from here.
  • Clive Bright of Rare Ruminare in Co.Sligo sells 100% grass-fed organic Irish lamb from animals that are free to graze on species -rich pastures.  The product is seasonal.  Clive is an FFN Ambassador from 2019, see his farm profile here.  You can buy the lamb directly online from here
  • Mark and Alison Hurst of Featherfield Farm in Co.Kildare sell  organic lamb.  Mark and Alison are FFN Ambassadors from 2019, see their farm profile here.  You can buy the lamb directly by contacting them here either for pick up at the farm shop or they can send out by mail.

Chicken & other Poultry

  • Mark and Alison Hurst of Featherfield Farm in Co.Kildare sell organic free range chickens that graze amongst the livestock.  Mark and Alison are FFN Ambassadors from 2019, see their farm profile here. You can buy the chicken by contacting them here either for pick up at the farm shop or they can send out by mail.
  • Moyhill Community Farm in Co.Clare have turkey crowns or whole turkeys for sale.  They are FFN Ambassador since August 2020, see their farm profile here.  You can buy their turkeys online by following this link.
  • Sean O’Farrell of Cloncannon BioFarm in Co. Tipperary sells organic free range chicken.  Sean is an FFN Ambassador from 2018, see his farm profile here.  You can buy the chicken directly from his farm. Contact Sean on 087 9227957 for more information.

Pig

  • John McHugh of Clondarrig Community Farm in Co.Laois has pasture reared  organic pork available various stages through the year.  John is an FFN Ambassador from 2020, see his farm profile here.  To contact him through his Facebook page here or contact their website here.
  • Sean O’Farrell of Clanconnon BioFarm in Co. Tipperary sells organic pork and bacon from outdoor breeds that are free ranging.  Sean is an FFN Ambassador from 2019, see his farm profile here.  You can buy the pork directly from his farm.  Contact Sean on 087 9227957 for more information.

Vegetables

  • Darina Allen of Ballymaloe Cookery School in Co.Cork has a farm shop based on her 100 acre farm.  Customers are able to buy fruit and vegetable grow in the 1 acre grasshouse and vegetable beds directly from the farm shop on site.  Darina is a FFN Ambassador from June 2020, see her farm profile here.  For more information see here.
  • Jim Cronin of Bridgetown, Co.Clare sells his salads and vegetables in the Urban Coop and Eats of Eden both in Limerick, and Supervalu in Killaloe. Jim is a FFN Ambassador from October 2020, see his farm profile here.  For more information on his courses go here.
  • Kate Egan of An Ghrian Glas in Co. Westmeath sells chemical-free fruit and vegetables.  Kate is an FFN Ambassador from 2019, see her farm profile here.  You can sign up to 10-weeks of her vegetable boxes.  See here for more info signing up and collection points.
  • Moyhill Community Farm in Co.Clare have a weekly vegetable box.  They are FFN Ambassador since August 2020, see their farm profile here.  You can sign up to their week vegetable box by following this link.
  • Sean O’Farrell of Cloncannon BioFarm in Co. Tipperary sells organic vegetables.  Sean is an FFN Ambassador from 2018, see his farm profile here.  You can buy his vegetables directly from him at his farmer markets. Contact Sean on 087 9227957 for more information.
  • Thomas and Claire O’Connor of Manna Organic Farm in Co. Kerry, sell a wide range of organic fruit, vegetables and wholefoods direct from their own and other local organic farms at their Manna Organic Farm Store in Tralee Co Kerry.  Thomas and Claire are FFN Ambassadors 2019 and winners of the public vote. See their farm profile here.  Visit www.mannaorgnaicstore.ie for more information about their shop and farm.  Thomas and Claire also sell Sweetgrass (Organic Frozen Wheatgrass) directly from their own farm, available online at www.sweetgrass.ie
  • Trevor Harris of Cooltrim Organic Farm in Co.Kildare sells his vegetables at Avoca, Mortons and Supervalu (?).  Trevor is a FFN Ambassador from October 2020.  See his farm profile here.

Dairy Products

  • Darina Allen of Ballymaloe Cookery School in Co.Cork has a farm shop based on her 100 acre farm.  Customers are able to buy organic raw milk directly  from the farm shop on site.  Darina is a FFN Ambassador from 2019, see her farm profile here.  For more information see here.
  • Sinead Moran & Michael McGrath of Gleann Buí Farm, Micro Dairy in Co.Mayo sell raw/pasteurized milk and other dairy products direct to customers and stores. They operate seasonally with milk available from February to November. Sinead and Mick are a FFN Ambassadors from October 2020, see their farm profile here.  For more information email them here. Or check out their website www.gleannbuifarm.ie & social media @gleannbuifarm

Eggs

  • Darina Allen of Ballymaloe Cookery School in Co.Cork has a farm shop based on her 100 acre farm.  Customers are able to buy free range eggs directly  from the farm shop on site.  Darina is a FFN Ambassador from 2019, see her farm profile here.  For more information see here.
  • Kate Egan of An Ghrian Glas in Co. Westmeath sells chemical-free eggs.  Kate is an FFN Ambassador from 2019, see her farm profile here.  You can buy the eggs directly from her at her farmer markets.  See here for more info on collection points.
  • Mark and Alison Hurst of Featherfield Farm in Co.Kildare sell organic free range eggs.  Mark and Alison are FFN Ambassadors from 2019, see their farm profile here.  You can buy the eggs directly from their farm gate.  See here for more information on how to get to their farm.
  • Sinead Moran & Michael McGrath of Gleannbui Dairy Farm in Co.Mayo sell pastured raised, free range, organic chicken eggs directly to customers. Sinead and Mick are a FFN Ambassadors from October 2020, see their farm profile here.  For more information email them here.

Honey

  • Ailbhe Gerrard of Brookfield Farm in Co. Tipperary sells raw honey.  Ailbhe is an FFN honorary Ambassador from 2019, see her farm profile here.  You can buy the raw honey directly online from here.
  • Mark and Alison Hurst of Featherfield Farm in Co.Kildare sell raw honey.  Mark and Alison are FFN Ambassadors from 2019, see their farm profile here.  You can buy the honey directly by contacting them here either for pick up at the farm shop or they can send out by mail.
  • Olly Nolan of Olly’s Farm in Co. Dublin sells raw honey.  Olly became an FFN Ambassador in March 2020, see his farm profile here.  You can buy the raw honey directly online from here.

Education

Walks & Tours

  • Ailbhe Gerrard of Brookfield Farm in Co. Tipperary  welcomes visitors for meadow tours, yoga retreats, honey tastings, beeswax candle making and more.  Ailbhe is an FFN honorary Ambassador from 2019, see her farm profile here.  For upcoming events and booking see here.
  • Darina Allen of Ballymaloe Cookery School in Co.Cork has a open farm her 100 acre farm.  This is open every day.  Visitors are able to view the vegetable gardens, microdairy, farm shop and eat food in the cafe straight from the farm.  Darina is a FFN Ambassador from June 2020, see her farm profile here.  For more information see here.
  • Kate Egan of An Ghrian Glas in Co. Westmeath offers farm walks and educational tours on request.  Kate is an FFN Ambassador from 2019, see her farm profile here.  Email Kate on keganeducation@gmail.com for information on availability.
  • Moyhill Community Farm in Co.Clare organise regular tours on the farm on the first Saturday of the month. They are FFN Ambassador since August 2020, see their farm profile here.  More information here.
  • Padraig Corcoran of Mount Plunkett Farm in Co. Roscommon offers walks on his Biodiversity Farm.  Padraig is a FFN ambassador from 2018, see his farm profile here.  You can contact Padraig directly here.
  • Sinead Moran & Michael McGrath of Gleannbui Dairy Farm in Co.Mayo offer tours to groups of interested parties.  Sinead and Mick are a FFN Ambassadors from October 2020, see their farm profile here. To visit the farm just get in touch with them at gleannbuifarm@gmail.com and they will do our best to accommodate you.
  • Thomas and Claire O’Connor of Manna Organic Farm in Co. Kerry hold open farms day and meitheals on their farm.  Thomas and Claire are FFN Ambassadors from 2019, see their farm profile here.  For more info go here or follow them on Facebook MannaOrganicFarmAndStore and instagram www.instagram.com/mannaorganicstore/
  • Tommy Earley of Mount Allen Farm in Co.Roscommon offers farm tours with specific guidance on habitat management and species identification.  Tommy is an FFN Ambassador from 2019, see his farm profile here.  For booking, contact Tommy directly on 086  2536672 or go here.

Courses & workshops

  • Darina Allen of Ballymaloe Cookery School in Co.Cork has a permanent onsite cookery school within her 100 acre farm.  Through this Darina offers many courses around food sustainability, soil fertility and food production.  Darina is a FFN Ambassador from June 2020, see her farm profile here.  For upcoming courses see here.
  • Jim Cronin of Bridgetown, Co.Clare offers an annual course in Organic Market Gardening in association with NOTS.  Jim is a FFN Ambassador from October 2020, see his farm profile here.  For more information on his courses go here.
  • Mark and Alison Hurst of Featherfield Farm in Co.Kildare have an onsite education centre where they carry out many horticultural and bee related courses throughout the year.  Mark and Alison are FFN Ambassadors from 2019, see their farm profile here.  For upcoming events and booking see here.
  • Stephen Morrison of Hartwell, Co.Kildare has recently set up Soearth Projects, a creative and eco-wellness retreat and arts therapy venture. Run with his wife Heidi Morrison, initiatives include arts therapy, wellness workshops, talks and events held in a purpose build venue Soearth studios. Stephen is an FFN Ambassador since October 2020, see his farm profile here.   More information on their courses and workshops go their instagram account here or email here.

Schools

  • Mervyn Auchmuty of Lecarrow in Co.Roscommon is open to having different groups on the farm from courses like Agriculture Science.  Mervyn is an FFN Ambassador from 2019, see his farm profile here.  For booking, contact Mervyn directly on 087 6676288.
  • Sean O’Farrell of Cloncannon BioFarm in Co. Tipperary offers curriculum based tours to primary and secondary schools, especially for Geography, Science and History.  Sean is an FFN Ambassador from 2019, see his farm profile here.  See itineraries and availability here.
  • Tommy Earley of Mount Allen Farm in Co.Roscommon offers ecotours with specific guidance on species identification and habitat surveys that would be relevant to Science curriculum.  Tommy is an FFN Ambassador from 2019, see his farm profile here.  For booking, contact Tommy directly on 086  2536672 or go here.

Community Garden

  • John McHugh of Clondarrig Community Farm in Co.Laois has a community garden onsite that people can come and grow their own.   He also has a space onsite whereby people can make their own butter and cheese from the organic milk of the farm.  John is an FFN Ambassador from 2020, see his farm profile here.  To contact them directly follow their Facebook page here or contact through their website here.

Social Farming

  • Kate Egan of An Ghrian Glas in Co. Westmeath offers social farming opportunities. Kate is an FFN Ambassador from 2019, see her farm profile here.  See here for more info.
  • Tommy Earley of Mount Allen Farm in Co.Roscommon offers social farming opportunities.  Tommy is an FFN Ambassador from 2019, see his farm profile here.  See here for more info.

Accommodation

Self catering

  • Michael Hickey of Gortrua Organic Farm in Co. Tipperary offers a self-catering cottage on the farm.  Michael is an FFN Ambassador from 2019, see his farm profile here.  See here for more info on booking here.
  • The Shackleton Family  of Lakeview Organic Farm in Co.Cavan offer a self-catering house on their farm.  They are FFN Ambassadors from October 2020.  See their farm profile here.  See here for more info on booking here.

Camping

  • Kate Egan of An Ghrian Glas in Co. Westmeath offers on-site camping either with your own tent.  Kate is an FFN Ambassador from 2019, see her farm profile here.For more info on booking and availability, see here

Volunteering

  • Kate Egan of An Ghrian Glas in Co. Westmeath offers volunteering opportunities to stay on site and learn about vegetable farming. Kate is an FFN Ambassador from 2019, see her farm profile here.  For more info on booking and availability, see here.
  • Moyhill Community Farm in Co.Clare offers both regular volunteering opportunities and annual internship. They are FFN Ambassador since August 2020, see their farm profile here.  More information here.

Internships

  • Jim Cronin of Bridgetown, Co.Clare offers an annual internship in organic market gardening.  Jim is a FFN Ambassador from October 2020, see his farm profile here.  For more information on email Jim here.

WOOFing Opportunities

The following farms occasionally offer WOOFing opportunities – working on organic farms to volunteers in lieu of food and board.  Please go to the Irish noticeboard here to see if they have posted or send them an email directly:

  • Mark and Alison Hurst (Co.Kilare) – their email
  • Michael Hickey (Co.Tipperary) – his email 
  • Sean O’Farrell (Co.Tipperary) – his email
  • The Shackleton Family (Co.Cavan) – their email
  • Thomas and Claire O’Connor (Co.Kerry) – their email

Consultations

  • Moyhill Community Farm in Co.Clare offers a consultation on a range of topics from community dynamics to grazing patterns, market gardening to building up topsoil. They are FFN Ambassador since August 2020, see their farm profile here.  More information here.

Other products

  • Ailbhe Gerrard of Brookfield Farm in Co. Tipperary sells a number of honey-related products such as candles, balms, salves etc.  Ailbhe is an FFN honorary Ambassador from 2019, see her farm profile here.  You can buy these products directly online from here.
  • Donna Mullen of Golashane Nature Reserve in Co. Meath carries out bat surveys for GLAS participants who are availing of the traditional farm building scheme with the Heritage Council.  Donna is a FFN Ambassador since April 2020, see her farm profile here.  In order to book a bat survey you can email Donna on batsurveydm@gmail.com
  • Padraig Corcoran of Mount Plunkett Farm in Co. Roscommon hires out bikes and boats for exploring the Lough Ree area.  Padraig is an FFN ambassador from 2018, see his farm profile here.  You can contact Padraig directly here.
  • Suzanna Crampton from Bennettsbridge in Co.Kilkenny sells blankets, rugs and yarn made from her lamb and alpaca wool.  She also sells greetings cards and other stationary illustrating her farm.  Suzanna is an FFN honorary Ambassador from 2019, see her farm profile here.  You can buy these products directly online from here.
  • Thomas and Claire O’Connor of Manna Organic Farm in Co.Kerry sell their favourite organic, fair-trade chocolates in bulk online @ www.ebay.ie/str/mannaorganicstore They are also selling Garden Giant Mushroom kits for both farm and garden establishment . Check it out @GardenGiantIreland    See their farm profile here.

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